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Jeff Nowak Elected La Grange Village Trustee, Appointed by State Treasurer to Serve on Audit Group

April 6, 2011
Chicago, Illinois

Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was elected yesterday as Village Trustee for the Village of La Grange.  Additionally, Jeff was recently appointed by Dan Rutherford, Illinois State Treasurer, to serve as on the Treasurer’s Performance Audit Working Group.

As a member of the Village of La Grange Board of Trustees, Jeff, along with the other trustees and Village president, will oversee the adoption of ordinances and resolutions, the adoption of an annual Village budget, approval of payment for expenses and liabilities, determination of policy under which the Village operates, and the appointment of personnel. 

The State Treasurer’s Performance Audit Working Group is charged with comprehensively evaluating programs of the Office of Treasurer and making recommendations regarding whether programs should be eliminated, streamlined or consolidated.  As an appointee of this Audit Working Group, Jeff is specifically involved in an audit of the State’s Employ Illinois, Opportunity Illinois, and Finally Home programs.

Jeff, co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, represents private and public sector management clients in all areas of labor and employment law.  He has extensive experience in employment litigation and client counseling, with a particular focus on issues relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including partnering with clients on compliance with FMLA regulations, conducting FMLA audits and training, and successfully litigating FMLA and ADA lawsuits.

In addition to practicing law, Jeff is a very active member of his community.  He has been a member of the La Grange Plan Commission for the past two years.  He also serves on the board of directors for Marist High School, a Catholic college-preparatory school on Chicago’s southwest side and his alma mater.  He also sits on the board of directors for Pillars, a not-for-profit social service organization serving Chicago’s west and southwest side.  Jeff is also a registered Illinois High School Association baseball umpire.